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Friday, May 31, 2024

Holy Mojo Thunder Batman!

 

High-flying Kentucky rock’n’roll band Mojo Thunder release their sophomore album The Infinite Hopeon the Friday 16 August. The first single "Holy Ghost” debuts today. 


Stream the song HERE. Watch the official “Holy Ghost” music video HERE


Sign up to Mojo Thunder’s mailing list HERE to receive news of the album pre-order. 


Written by guitarist Bryson Willoughby, the scorching barnburner tells the tale of a preacher who uses his power and position in his community to sow discord and create chaos.


Of "Holy Ghost", Willoughby says, "Small town preachers are a community staple. This one inflates his sense of being by claiming a moral authority made permissible by a relationship with God. Scared of change and losing privilege, he makes an enemy out of progress, which manifests itself in a murder for hire."

Produced by Duane Lundy (Ringo Starr, Justin Wells, Sturgill Simpson) at the Lexington Recording Co., The Infinite Hope sees Mojo Thunder crafting their most diverse soundscapes, not only leaning into the nostalgic rock foundation of their 2021 debut album, Hymns from The Electric Church, but their more modern influences like Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket and Radiohead as well.


"We all shared the desire to do things as a unit, to perform, to mine for as many dynamics and emotion in their performances, but still putting the priority on the songs," says Lundy about the recording process. "The lyrics are thoughtful and meaningful, something that I feel like is often slighted in current rock material, but my main takeaway was the quality of people they are. Their invitation meant a great deal to me, and I feel like I have four new family members." 


Additionally, Willoughby shares, "We're finding our footing musically where we don't have to rely on old tropes so much. With this record we wanted to showcase all of our influences instead of relegating ourselves into one particular place."


On the album’s 10 tracks the band, comprised of Bryson Willoughby (guitar), Sean Sullivan (vocals), Zac Shoopman (drums), and Andrew Brockman (bass), explores everything from the dark side of activism (“Holy Ghost”) and civil rights (“Memphis”) to the healing power of a live concert experience (“Greetings from Western Art”) and the feeling of not being enough (“Step by Step”). 


A definitive journey of growth, the project sees the band as their most authentic selves yet as they push themselves — and their listeners — to be the best versions of themselves.


"Despite all the lows and bad experiences, people are tenacious, and we press ourselves to reach our highest ideals," says Willoughby. "Despite what has happened, is happening or will happen, there's always some reason to keep pushing — like an infinite hope — to get you through."


In support of the record the band will perform a select run of Kentucky concerts leading up to its release prior to embarking on a month-long European tour that includes stops in Germany, France, Spain and more. Full details can be found at mojothunder.com.


In addition to the band’s core line-up, The Infinite Hope also features contributions from Seth Murphy (cello on "The Sun Still Rises" and "Grace"), Lee Carroll (organ on “Memphis” and “Greetings From Western Art”), and Duane Lundy (synthesizers and keyboards).


Founded as an edgy, hard rock band in 2018, Mojo Thunder have built up a rabid fanbase in the time since with its enthralling live shows and down-to-earth humility. During that time the band has become one of the most entertaining new acts to emerge from Kentucky — a state otherwise known for its bluegrass and country music — opening for the likes of All Them Witches, Justin Wells and Tyler Childers.


The Infinite Hope – Track Listing


The Sun Still Rises (4:28) 

Coming Back to You (4:46)  

Step by Step (3:25) 

Let it Fall (4:00) 

Holy Ghost (3:09) 

Memphis (5:04) 

Caroline (4:45) 

Gettin' On a Binge (4:17) 

Grace (4:44) 

Greetings from Western Art (7:37) 


Produced by Duane Lundy with Mojo Thunder

Mixed by Duane Lundy 

Album art by Chancit Jeffords 


Mojo Thunder – 2024 European Tour


Sept. 20 – Dortmund, DE – Blue Notez e.V.

Sept. 21 – Besançon, FR – Bar de l'U

Sept. 22 – Chambéry, FR – Brin de Zinc

Sept. 25 – Barcelona, ESP – Razz 3

Sept. 26 – Castelló De La Plana, ESP – Because

Sept. 27 – Girona, ESP – Mirorock Festival

Sept. 28 – Orihuela, ESP – Sala La Gramola

Sept. 29 – Jurez De La Frontera, ESP – La guarida del Angel

Oct. 1 – Ourense, ESP – Café Auriense

Oct. 2 – León, ESP – Babylon

Oct. 3 – La Coruña, ESP – Mardi Gras

Oct. 4 – Avilés, ESP – La Factoria Cultural

Oct. 6 – Vitoria-Gasteiz, ESP – Urban Rock Concept

Oct. 10 – Heilbronn, DE – WaldHaus eV Heilbronn

Oct. 11 – Kufstein, AUT – Kufa

Oct. 12 – Singwitz, DE – Kesselhaus

Oct. 13 – Burglengenfeld, DE – VAZ

Oct. 15 – Bratislava, SVK – Muzeum Obchodu

Oct. 18 – Altlandsberg, DE – Buchholz Saloon

Oct. 19 – Joldelund, DE – Gerd's Juke Joint

Oct. 22 – Bremen, DE – Meisenfrei

Oct. 23 – Hamburg, DE – Cowboy und Indianers

Oct. 24 – Hamburg, DE – Club Am Donnerstag

Oct. 25 – Krefeld, DE – Kulturrampe

Oct. 27 – Weert, NL – De Bosuil


Mojo Thunder – Biography


Mojo Thunder is an American rock band from Kentucky featuring Bryson Willoughby (lead guitar) Sean Sullivan (vocals, guitar), Andrew Brockman (bass), and Zac Shoopman (drums). 


The boys are seated under the shade of a family tree that bears its fruit on the branches of Kings of Leon, and the Black Crowes; deeply rooted in an unwavering respect for Lynyrd Skynyrd and Led Zeppelin. 


Established in 2018, Mojo Thunder hit the road and quickly gained attention of live music fans with an electrifying show praised for its high energy, heavy grooves, improvised jams, and a familiar, yet new sound. Early studio efforts include two singles, and an EP titled Loose Lips that was originally released June 9, 2019. 


The debut album Hymns from the Electric Church was released on May 24, 2021. Ken McIntyre of Classic Rock Magazine described it as, "a stunner; a sun-dappled potpourri of everything good and true about American rock’n’roll, from crunching hard rock to soulful blues, from breezy cosmic Americana to head-bopping summertime arena-rock anthems." It received a 9/10 review. 


March 7, 2023, saw the surprise release of, Alive, with Friends showcasing the explementary qualities of the band's live performance, featuring guest appearances and extended versions of songs spanning from the first single through Hymns from the Electric Church. Recorded over two nights in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, fans were invited to be a part of the band's hometown audience. Supplemental videos from each performance, including material not featured on the album, were released on the band's YouTube channel. 


The sophomore album, The Infinite Hope will be released August 16, 2024. Fans of rock music will be pleased to see a return to some familiar sounds while also ambitiously reaching for new heights. The southern American working-class ethos is put on full display with the newest release which makes it evidently clear that this is a band that will continue to grow and evolve.  


Genre: Modern Rock, Alternative Rock, Southern Rock. 


MOJO THUNDER

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Band portrait by Ali Ann Photography


Visit the official Mojo Thunder UK press release page

www.noblepr.co.uk/press-releases/mojo-thunder/holy-ghost.htm


Kissin Dynamite release 3rd single from new album


Explosive hard rockers KISSIN´ DYNAMITE have released new single 'The Devil Is A Woman', the third single taken from the forthcoming album, Back With A Bang, out 5th July 2024via Napalm Records. The devilish track features heavy drums and driving guitars, as the band undeniably heralds the return of stadium rock.

Watch the official music video for 'The Devil Is A Woman' here: https://youtu.be/Tmod0giDy0o

Pre-order Back With A Bang here: https://lnk.to/KD-BackWithABang/napalmrecords


Back With A Bang track list:
1    Back With A Bang
2    My Monster
3    Raise Your Glass
4    Queen Of The Night
5    The Devil Is A Woman
6    The Best Is Yet To Come
7    I Do It My Way
8    More Is More
9    Iconic
10    Learn To Fly
11    When The Lights Go Out



KISSIN’ DYNAMITE hit #2 on the Official German Album Charts with their previous album, Not The End Of The Road, and have scored multiple #1s on the Rock Radio Airplay Charts. The multi-million-times streamed band has gained over a million views on each of their most popular music videos so far. KISSIN’ DYNAMITE have a busy festival summer ahead, and the band’s European autumn tour is also already selling fast.

KISSIN' DYNAMITE on "The Devil Is A Woman! That’s a sexy imagination, isn‘t it? We simply had to highlight this sexiness with a guitar driven, ball-shaking stadium rock anthem, delivering the well-known KISSIN’ DYNAMITE trademarks in it’s pure form! Enjoy!"
Kissin' Dynamite - The Devil Is A Woman

Founded as a teenage school band in 2007 and equipped with an authentic 80s stadium rock attitude, KISSIN’ DYNAMITE have performed at countless major festivals internationally, opened for acts such as L.A. rockstars Mötley Crüe and played massive sold-out headline tours.
 
Now, KISSIN' DYNAMITE release their promising new offering Back With A Bang, once again recorded and produced by singer Hannes Braun (Südland Music). The album was mastered by Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Robin Schmidt (24-96 Mastering)


 
KISSIN' DYNAMITE live 2024:
21.06.24 DE – Fulda / Museumshof
06.07.24 DE – Empfenbach / Holledau Festival
20.06.24 DE – Ulm / Ulmer Zelt
04.10.24 DE – Munich / TonHalle
05.10.24 DE – Cologne / E-Werk
06.10.24 DE – Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
08.10.24 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra Blue Stage
09.10.24 AT – Vienna / Szene Wien
11.10.24 DE – Leipzig / Haus Auensee
12.10.24 CZ – Brno / Sono Centrum
13.10.24 DE – Berlin / Kulturbrauerei Kesselhaus
25.10.24 CH -–Pratteln / Z7 Konzertfabrik
26.10.24 DE – Geiselwind / Music Hall
27.10.24 NL – Enschede / Metropol, HJ Zaal
29.10.24 FR – Paris / Trabendo
30.10.24 FR – Villeurbanne / La Rayonne
01.11.24 BE – Antwerp / Trix
02.11.24 DE – Hamburg / Große Freiheit 36
17.11. 24 JP – Osaka / The Live House Soma
18.11.24 JP – Tokyo / Shibuya WWW
28.12.24 DE – Balingen / Volksbank Messe
 
Festivals:
05.07.24 DE  – Ballenstedt / Rock Harz Festival
07.07.24 DE – Tuttlingen / Honberg Sommer
28.07.24 DE – Bremen / Seebühne rockt
23.08.24 DE – Haddeby / Baltic Open Air
25.08.24 PT – Milgare Metaleiro Festival Pindelo Dos Milagres
 
KISSIN' DYNAMITE are:
Hannes Braun – vocals
Ande Braun – guitar
Jim Müller – guitar
Steffen Haile – bass
Sebastian Berg – drums

KISSIN' DYNAMITE online:
HOMEPAGE
FACEBOOK
INSTAGRAM
TWITTER

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Neonfly shining bright!

 


UK alternative metal act NEONFLY has announced the release of the band's upcoming live EP "Master Tapes - 10 Years Live at Masters of Rock", set to be released on June 19 via Noble Demon


Having graced the festival for the 4th time in ten years back in 2022, this digital EP commemorates their decade-long journey since their first captivating performance on the international stage. Masters of Rock festival holds a special place in NEONFLY's hearts as it provided them with a crucial platform that kick-started the band's global presence. With each performance, NEONFLY has established a profound connection with their fans and the festival community, culminating in this special EP that commemorates their decade-long adventure at Masters Of Rock festival from humble beginnings to the here and now.

NEONFLY comments: "Our journey with Masters of Rock began in 2012 when we played to a packed second stage, winning the hearts and minds of everyone present. This led to us returning the following year and being promoted to an early afternoon slot on the Main Stage. Since then, the Czech fans, and especially those at Masters of Rock, have always held a special place in our hearts. Playing there feels like coming home, and we wanted to show our gratitude to all the fans who rocked out with us over the years, as well as to the fantastic team at Pragokoncert for their unwavering support.

Our first live recording dates back to our Main Stage debut in 2013, where we premiered the yet-to-be-released track "Heart of the Sun," later featured on our second album. The live version has been remixed and remastered for this release. In 2015, we returned for another epic Main Stage performance, proving that Neonfly was here to stay and a force to be reckoned with. That show also marked the debut of our visually captivating fire-breathing act, performed by guitarist Frederick Thunder, which has since then become a festival staple for us. Two tracks are taken from that show, "A Gift to Remember" and "Morning Star."

 

Although we performed at Metalfest 2017, also organized by Pragokoncert, it took seven years for us to return to Masters of Rock. Originally scheduled for 2020, the pandemic put our plans on hold until 2022, turning our return into a special moment, marking our 10-year "MORversary." "Highways to Nowhere" and "This World is Burning" are taken from that show, with their respective videos edited by Frederick Thunder."

Watch the music video for the first single "Highways to Nowhere", which the band performed at the Masters of Rock Festival 2022:

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Listen to the song HERE

 

Guitarist Frederick Thunder about the track: "‘Highways to Nowhere’ has been a staple in our setlist since our second album ‘Strangers in Paradise’ came out. It’s really punchy and straight-forward, and it’s a great song to start the set with a bang and set the tone for the rest of the show. Even after all these years, the song only seems to have grown in popularity as evidenced by the number of people who request it and the way it’s positioned itself as one of our most popular songs on streaming platforms. It seemed like a great option as the starting track of our EP to celebrate what Neonfly is all about live."

 

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- Original photograph by Veronika Hesounová -


Tracklist:
01. Highways to Nowhere (Live at Masters of Rock 2022)
02. This World is Burning (Live at Masters of Rock 2022)
03. A Gift to Remember (Live at Masters of Rock 2015)
04. Heart of the Sun (Live at Masters of Rock 2013)
05. Morning Star (Live at Masters of Rock 2015)

Revisiting unforgettable moments from their triumphant return in 2022 after a seven-year hiatus, NEONFLY offers a vibrant snapshot of their spirited performances with anthems like "Highways to Nowhere" and "This World is Burning," capturing the essence of their 10-year "MORversary." With their seamless blend of raw energy, intricate melodies, and captivating visuals, NEONFLY's live recordings transcend mere music, embodying a celebration of unity, resilience, and passion shared with fans worldwide. 

"Master Tapes - 10 Years Live at Masters of Rock“ will be coming out digitally on June 19 via Noble Demon. The EP is available for pre-save at THIS LOCATION

 

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